Robert Kraft Will Likely Avoid NFL Suspension

As long as Kraft wins in court, he's unlikely to face discipline

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (Kevin Winter/Getty)
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (Kevin Winter/Getty)
By Evan Bleier / May 23, 2019 11:46 am

On Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will not take action against Robert Kraft until the pending criminal charges for solicitation levied against the New England Patriots owner are resolved.

And, after speaking with sources at an NFL meeting this week in Florida, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated believes it’s very likely Kraft will escape without any sort of discipline from the league at all for the solicitation scandal that surfaced three months ago as long as he wins in court.

At this point, with the video evidence against him deemed inadmissible pending an appeal, it’s more likely than not prosecutors will be forced to drop their case against Kraft due to lack of evidence.

Breer asked one NFC team executive if he thought Kraft would be disciplined at this point. “No, nor should he be,” was the answer. When asked the same question, an owner from another NFC team said: “I’d be pretty surprised if he was.”

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